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Transition into the Age of Reagan

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  Peace with Honor – Richard Nixon and Vietnamization [1969-1973]

The newly elected Nixon administration embarks on a new course to train, and equip South Vietnamese forces to take over more military responsibilities for their own defense against the North communists, while orchestrating a gradual American withdraw of combat troops from South Vietnam. 



Peace with Honor - Richard Nixon and Vietnamization [1969-1973]


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Kent State Shootings, May 1970





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Oil Embargo,  October 1973



Watergate: The Scandal That Brought Down Richard Nixon

"Watergate" is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974.

The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.




 Nixon Resigns, August 1974




Goodnight Saigon: American Defeat in Vietnam 1971-1975 

By 1975, what remained of the South Vietnamese Army was not capable of withstanding the 

advance of the North and it was an inevitability that Saigon would fall to communist forces.  


The Wilsonian Redux -  The Presidency of James Earl Carter

President James Earl Carter sought to recalibrate America's internal moral compass

and return to a foreign policy based on idealism.




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Carter's "Malaise Speech", July 1979


"The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very

heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning
of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation."



Seeds of the Iranian Revolution




 Miracle on Ice: How a Stunning Upset United a Country

The mighty Soviets were the favorites to win hockey gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics. But a team of U.S. college players had other ideas. The stunning upset of the Soviet hockey team by the young Americans has been called the greatest moment in international hockey.



Overdue justice: Iranian hostages still waiting for restitution |  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 


Iran Hostage Crisis,  November 3, 1979





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Conservative Ronald Reagan announces bid for the Presidency

 Nov. 13, 1979





Demographic, Technological and Economic Changes





We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want crime –free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…



Believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual human rights. Liberals believe the role of government should be to guarantee that no one is in need. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for government to solve the problem.



Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and strong national defense. Conservatives believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems



The Reagan Revolution Reduce, ReshapeRecommit

Restore America’s strength, reshape the federal

government, and bring prosperity to the nation. 






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"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem."
 Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981



Ronald Reagan’s War against the Evil Empire  


Election of 1984















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